unequal

Primary Meanings of unequal

1.
adj
poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure
2.
adj
lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
Full Definitions of unequal
1

adj poorly balanced or matched in quantity or value or measure

Synonyms:
incommensurate
not corresponding in size or degree or extent
anisometric, unsymmetrical
having unsymmetrical parts or unequal dimensions or measurements
mismatched, uneven
(of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
nonequivalent
not equal or interchangeable in value, quantity, or significance
odds-on
having a better than even chance of success
unbalanced
debits and credits are not equal
unequalised, unequalized
not caused to be equal
Antonyms:
equal
having the same quantity, value, or measure as another
commensurate
corresponding in size or degree or extent
comparable
able to be compared or worthy of comparison
equivalent, tantamount
being essentially equal to something
close, tight
(of a contest or contestants) evenly matched
coequal
having the same standing before the law
coordinate
of equal importance, rank, or degree
equidistant
the same distance apart at every point
equilateral
having all sides or faces equal
even, fifty-fifty
equal in degree or extent or amount; or equally matched or balanced
half-and-half
in equal parts
isochronal, isochronous
equal in duration or interval
isoclinal, isoclinic
having equal magnetic inclinations
isometric, isometrical
having equal dimensions or measurements
isothermal
of a process or change taking place at constant temperature
quits
on equal terms by payment or requital
even, level, tied
of the score in a contest
same
closely similar or comparable in kind or quality or quantity or degree
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2

adj lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

“she was unequal to the task”
Synonyms:
inadequate
deficient, lacking, wanting
inadequate in amount or degree
incapable, incompetent, unequal to
not meeting requirements
short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed
inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
unsatisfactory
not giving satisfaction
Antonyms:
adequate, equal
having the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task
adequate to, capable, equal to, up to
having the requisite qualities for
competent
adequate for the purpose
satisfactory
giving satisfaction
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